The city of Los Angeles has one of the lowest percentages of green space of any major U.S. urban center. Minority and low income communities are disproportionately impacted by this lack of green space which contributed to negative mental and physical health outcomes.
There is growing recognition of the importance of access to green spaces for physical and mental health and many local neighborhoods are making progress on new projects to increase green space access.
Attention in media to this issue is increasing. Many community groups are focused on advocating for local parks or programs.